SportsEngine Registration: Winterland Ice Hockey

2020 High School Development


Welcome to the 2020 High School Development Program

For the 6th year in a row Winterland will be organizing a spring/summer program to keep High School age players skating during the summer months.    We have a schedule that makes sure the kids skate at least once a week from May until  end of July giving them a chance to play other summer sports but still get some ice time.

The program will be in two age groups by Birth Year:  

2004 to 2006
2002 to 2003

Winterland does reserve the right to move skaters to a different session if skill levels do not meet the present session's level.  We want kids of equal skill level to skate against each other.

Program Plan: Utilize small area games to teach offensive and defensive concepts, systems and fundamental skills.

A top bantam, midget and high school player can skate at top speed from blue line to blue line in 1.9 to 2.2 seconds – 50 feet in 2 seconds – so a skater carrying the puck through the neutral zone needs to make numerous split second decisions and execute skills. Skating, stick handling, passing and shooting skills are all required in those 2 seconds.  The Winterland High School Program is designed to enhance split second decision making, skill execution and creativity of play at game level effort.

Why we do not use stationary line drills?   Here at Winterland we have concluded after many years of coaching that X’s and O’s are destroying the youthful genius behind every player’s dream to be the next NHL Super Star.  Young players (under 12 years old) want to have fun, while older players want enjoyment. Stationary line drills are not enjoyable, do not contribute to high-tempo practices and do not teach creativity.  Our program strives to promote split second decision making, skill execution and creativity of play at game level effort.

 Practice Plan:

Warm Up (5 minutes): We start every session with fundamental skating drills that emphasize edge work and transition skating.

Goalie Warm Up & Teamwork Competition Drills (10 Minutes)

Goalies: Standard Bruce Racine drills (stretching, lateral slides mirror drill, T-push, etc.).

Out-skaters: Skaters are randomly grouped into teams and required to execute skating and puck handling skills.

Small Area Games (SAG) (25 minutes): Hockey is a game with constant movement up and down the ice with endless possibilities for play making that are best taught through SAG’s.

Scrimmage (20 minutes): Pond hockey with a purpose where players are encouraged to execute the teaching points of the SAG’s.

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation and submit payment. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account.  


Program Director:  Todd Brereton

Goalie Instructor:  Keith Van Gels of the Racine Goalie Academy

Assistant Instructors:  Mike Cobb, Jeffrey Au

Program Outline

Program Outline
Our High School Development Program will be made up of  a 13 week program starting in April 25, 2020 and ends July 19th.  Sessions in  April/May will be held on Saturdays & Friday Nights to avoid issues with School Exams except for on Wednesday on May 22.  Each 13 week program will be held at either Webster Groves. The 13th week will be Exhibition games.

The 2020  program will include: 

- 13 hours of ice
-  Each participant will receive a Winterland reversible jersey. 

-Discount is available if you are a Returning Winterland Participant and already have a Winterland Jersey

Cost for Program

$376 per skater enrollment fee based on 24 registering - (cost may vary if 24 do not sign up)

Goalies pay $200.

$50 non-refundable deposit due upon registration

Non-refundable Balance Due March 15th, 2020

A $40 discount is available if you still have your Winterland Jersey from last year.  Program cost would be $336 for out-skaters and $160 for Goalies. Jersey Credit will be issued at check out.

Returning Winterland skaters that have a Winterland Jersey already will receive a $40 discount at check-out of registration.  The Discount Code will be sent to you via email or contact Kevin Whitworth at
before starting your registration


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Kevin Whitworth

Kevin Whitworth

Director - Winterland Ice Hockey

Phone: 3147069755